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July 30, 2009

Echo-Location In Humans Can Be Learned/Taught!


In the March/April 2009 edition of Acta Acustica Journal, a research paper by Spanish scientists entitled "Physical Analysis of Several Organic Signals for Human Echolocation: Oral Vacuum Pulses" was published. This research has shown scientifically that human beings can develop echolocation, the system of acoustic signals used by dolphins and bats to explore their surroundings. Producing certain kinds of tongue clicks helps people to identify objects around them without needing to see them, something which would be especially useful for the blind.

In order to learn echo-location, the scientists are developing protocols to allow any person learn this unique ability.

Read more about this here.
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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids. Google+ Christopher Chang, MD Bio

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